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Students Hold Anti-Abe Protest, Demand Seoul’s Withdrawal from Intel-sharing Pact with Tokyo

Students Hold Anti-Abe Protest, Demand Seoul’s Withdrawal from Intel-sharing Pact with Tokyo

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Hundreds of protesters, including teenage students, held a protest in Seoul on Saturday criticizing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for an “economic war” against South Korea and calling for Seoul’s withdrawal from a military information-sharing pact with Japan. Despite sweltering heat, the demonstrators gathered in front of the Japanese [...]

Protesters Hold Anti-Abe Vigil in Central Seoul

Protesters Hold Anti-Abe Vigil in Central Seoul

SEOUL, Jul. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Thousands of protesters held a candlelight vigil in central Seoul on Saturday denouncing Japan for imposing export restrictions on South Korea and demanding an apology from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. About 5,000 activists representing 596 civic groups and citizens held candles in the northern part of the Gwanghwamun Square [...]

S. Korea-Japan Military Radar Row Reflects Deep Distrust

S. Korea-Japan Military Radar Row Reflects Deep Distrust

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — An escalating spat between South Korea and Japan over a recent military radar “lock-on” incident has laid bare their deep-rooted distrust, adding to anxiety here about Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s defense policy and further complicating Washington’s push for stronger trilateral security cooperation. The latest row is shaping up to [...]

Japanese Prime Minister Downplays “Forced” Element of Forced Laborers

Japanese Prime Minister Downplays “Forced” Element of Forced Laborers

SEOUL, Nov. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – The Japanese government has been blamed for trying to downplay the role of Japanese companies that forced Koreans to work in their factories during the colonial era. The Japanese government has recently abandoned the use of the term “forced laborers”, favoring instead “laborers from the Korean Peninsula.” Experts say [...]

Drone Performance the Highlight of PyeongChang Olympics: Survey

Drone Performance the Highlight of PyeongChang Olympics: Survey

SEOUL, March 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Drones stole the show at the Winter Olympics last month while the lack of local sightseeing options was singled out as one of the drawbacks of the Winter Games held in Pyeongchang, according to a survey of 451 individuals (227 South Koreans, 224 foreigners).  Conducted by the Corea Image [...]

Moon to Hold Summit with Abe in PyeongChang

Moon to Hold Summit with Abe in PyeongChang

SEOUL, Feb. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold a summit in PyeongChang, the alpine town that will host the upcoming Winter Olympics, the foreign ministry said Friday. Abe will fly to South Korea through Yangyang International Airport near PyeongChang to celebrate the Olympics, a ministry official [...]

Leaders of South Korea, Japan Renew Call on North Korea to Abandon Nuclear Ambition

Leaders of South Korea, Japan Renew Call on North Korea to Abandon Nuclear Ambition

SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged North Korea to give up its nuclear ambition Tuesday, saying the move will ensure a bright future for it. The renewed call came in a telephone conversation made by the South Korean leader to congratulate Abe on the outcome of the recent election in Japan. Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party won 284 seats out ofthe total 465 seats at the House of Representatives, [...]